Articles
July 2, 2017

You may have been going to confessions wrong. Here’s why

Many of us Catholics are tired of hearing our separated brethren insinuate or even directly accuse us of deceiving ourselves with a promise of forgiveness every time we sin. To…
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News
March 20, 2017

Pope Francis goes to confession

At the end of his annual Lenten penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis was the first to go to the sacrament of confession, afterward hearing the confessions of seven laypeople,…
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News
March 20, 2017

Pope Francis gives priests a new priority

Pope Francis told priests Friday to make confession a priority in their parishes, and, if they want to be good confessors, to have a strong prayer life focused on growing…
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Articles
December 30, 2016

What to do if you're too ashamed to go to Confession

While reconciliation is intended to allow Christ's victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one's sins is so great that it keeps people away from…
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Articles
September 21, 2016

Ignore the misleading headlines: the remarried cannot ‘now receive Communion’

The Church's teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week's events didn't change it Benedict XVI once spoke about the two versions of the Second…
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Articles
August 20, 2016

Never let shame keep you from confession

While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ's victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one's sins is so great that it keeps people away from…
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Articles
June 3, 2016

Facts You Need To Know About the Sacrament of Reconcilliation

sacrament of confession Penance is the sacrament instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is obtained through the priest’s absolution to those who with true sorrow…
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Q&A
March 15, 2016

If I show up for confession but the priest isn't there, will my sins be forgiven if I am immediately killed?

Full Question I arrived a few minutes early for confession, but the priest never showed. If I had I been hit by a bus and died, would my sins have…
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Articles
February 17, 2016

Confession Set Me Free

A friend of mine was famous for saying, "Watch out! You’re in deeper than you think." When you have fallen away from the Church, how deep is deeper than you…
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